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Texas For-Profit Legal Service Contracts Bond

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation requires legal service contract companies to post surety bonds in varying amounts. Companies that generate less than $300,000 in annual gross revenue from legal service contract sales must post $50,000 bonds. Companies that generate between $300,000 and $750,000 in annual gross revenue must post $75,000 bonds. Companies that generate more than $750,000 in annual gross revenue must post $100,000 bonds.

These bonds are subject to underwriting, which means the price you’ll pay is based on a review of your personal credit report. Our experts work hard to get you bonded quickly, easily, accurately and for the lowest premium rate possible. Apply for your free bond quote now!

Bond Type Bond Amount Cost by Credit Score*
680 and up 679 - 600 599 or lower
Legal Service Company Bond Less than $300,000 generated in annual gross revenue $50,000 Starts at $500 $2,500-5,000 $5,000+ Apply Now
Legal Service Company Bond $300,000 to $750,000 generated in annual gross revenue $75,000 Starts at $750 $3,750-7,500 $7,500+ Apply Now
Legal Service Company Bond More than $750,000 generated in annual gross revenue $100,000 Starts at $1,000 $5,000-10,000 $10,000+ Apply Now
*The bond premium rate quotes provided to you through this website are for pricing comparisons and quotation estimate purposes only. The bond rate quotes provided are based on general assumptions that may or may not be applicable to you and are subject to change at any time. These rate quotes do not constitute an offer of insurance, nor is any contract, agreement, or bond coverage implied, formed or bound by the provision of rate quotes. Bondability, final bond premium rate quotes and an offer of insurance, if any, will be determined by the insurance company providing your bond. You must contact us directly to obtain a quote for binding purposes.

Call 1 (800) 308-4358 or submit a bond request to apply for your free, no-obligation bond quote. We can typically provide your free bond quote within 1 business day of submitting your application!

Why do I need this bond?

For-profit legal service contract bonds in Texas ensure that principals (legal service contract companies) perform all duties and obligations as stated in their contracts, and remain in compliance with Chapter 953 of the Texas Occupations Code and all other regulations authorized by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. Violations against this specific bond include selling, offering to sell or issuing any legal service contract without giving the legal service contract holder a receipt and a copy of the contract. Other violations include not filing legal service contracts with the executive director before the contract is sold or issued.

The bond protects harmed parties from financial loss that occurs as a result of the principal’s unlawful and unethical business practices up to the full amount of the bond.

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What’s the fine print?

Texas for-profit legal service contracts bonds remain in full force and effect until canceled by the surety. The surety can cancel the bond by giving written notice of cancellation to the department at least 60 days prior to the effective cancellation date.

A company is defined as the person who is contractually obligated to the legal service contract purchaser under terms of the contract and who enters into a contract with a contracting attorney to provide or obtain legal services for a contract holder.

Before your company can legally conduct business as a legal service contract company in Texas, you must be registered with the Department of Licensing and Regulation. Registrations remain valid for 1 year from the issuance date and must be renewed annually.

Applicants must submit the following materials to register:

  • a completed application form
  • the name and TDLR registration number of the administrator being used by the company, if applicable
  • a copy of the legal service contracts that will be marketed, sold, offered for sale, administered or issued in this state and any endorsements or attachments to the legal service contracts
  • an audit report and the audited financial statements for the company’s most recent fiscal year
  • a certified statement, made by an actuary, describing the company’s reserves, if any
  • proof of financial security
  • the initial registration fee

Purchasing the Texas surety bond you need is the first step toward becoming licensed. Request your free bond quote now!

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Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation For-Profit Legal Service Contracts Frequently Asked Questions

Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation For-Profit Legal Service Contracts Administrative Rules

Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation For-Profit Legal Service Contracts Forms

Occupations Code Title 5. Regulation of Financial and Legal Services Subtitle B. Legal Services Chapter 953. Regulation of For-Profit Legal Service Contract Companies Subchapter A. General Provisions

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